In 1868, American inventor Victor Barbicane develops a powerful military explosive that he also uses as fuel for a moon-bound rocket manned by himself and a motley crew.

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Byron Haskin

Writers:

Jules Verne (novels), Robert Blees (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Joseph Cotten ... Victor Barbicane
George Sanders ... Stuyvesant Nicholl
Debra Paget ... Virginia Nicholl
Don Dubbins ... Ben Sharpe
Patric Knowles ... Josef Cartier
Carl Esmond ... Jules Verne
Henry Daniell ... Morgana
Melville Cooper ... Bancroft
Ludwig Stössel ... Aldo Von Metz (as Ludwig Stossel)
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Storyline

Set just after the American civil war, businessman and inventor Victor Barbicane invents a new source of power called Power X. He plans to use it to power rockets, and to show its potential he plans to send a projectile to the moon. Joining him for the trip are his assistant Ben Sharpe, Barbicane's arch-rival Stuyvesant Nicholl, and Nicholl's daughter Virginia. Nicholl believes that Power X goes against the will of God and sabotages the projectile so that they cannot return to earth, setting up a suspenseful finale as they battle to repair the projectile. Written by Anonymous

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The Amazing Story of the Boldest Adventure Dared by Man!


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Melville Cooper's last movie. See more »

Goofs

The acceleration tubes don't move as fast in the close-up shots of them as they do in the long shots of the entire mechanism. See more »

Quotes

Morgana: You know, whenever I see you, I get the feeling that Barbicane is up to no good.
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Crazy Credits

Opening credits are on the pages of a book, with the leads' photos included above the name. See more »

Connections

Version of From the Earth to the Moon (1979) See more »

Soundtracks

Electronic Tonalities
(uncredited)
from Forbidden Planet (1956)
composed by Bebe Barron and Louis Barron
heard during the scenes on board the rocket
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Special effects not so special
15 May 2002 | by shempilSee all my reviews

Fans of the Classic "Forbidden Planet" might enjoy this movie. The sound effects are lifted from the sound effects of Forbidden Planet (1953). They just cut and pasted as needed. I kept thinking of the Krell throughout this movie.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 March 1964 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

From the Earth to the Moon See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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